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day 5/30 loving myself challenge

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day 5, a few lessons I've learned (or re-learned)

* I LOVE group classes. I love having a teacher. My desire to be the teacher's pet kicks in and I work so much harder than I can push myself on my own. An hour flies by. I like meeting the other people in the class and I like how I feel after a good, solid hour of working out.

*I LOVE the water. I love how I feel in it - powerful and capable. I love how chlorine smells. I love how my skin feels afterwards.

*It shouldn't be a surprise then, that aqua aerobics and aqua zumba are pretty much the best classes ever. I have them scheduled for twice on Mondays/Wednesdays and once on Tues/Thurs/Fridays. because it doesn't feel like work while I'm doing it, I also have some other exercise scheduled around those.

*Scheduling exercise in my calendar works awfully well.

*Especially when I schedule and commit with another person. Every day i have exercise with someone else - either a walk with my aunt, mom, or dad, or a long-distance workout video date with a friend of mine.

*i like to be able to see my consistency. I put smiley-face stickers on my calendar. I like to look at full weeks in a row with little happy faces.

*When I want to eat better, I should start with exercise. I don't want to waste my work - so i make much, much better food choices.

*I always do more and I start saying yes more. My minimum has been 20 minutes of exercise a day and 8 glasses of water - but so far I haven't done less than an hour, and I have been eating better AND tracking my food AND being active on sparkpeople. Depression and anxiety compound on badness, but so does health and nutrition on goodness.
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